I’ve unfortunately been greeted with a terrible cold, and slept until 11:30 a.m. today! I guess that’s my body’s way of telling me it needs its rest. Anyway, as I sniffled my way out of bed, I was delighted to see a package waiting for me at the door. Our first Boston Organics box had arrived, and I couldn’t be more happy to dig in.
My sister and I had originally decided to sign up for Boston Organics because it can be difficult to go grocery shopping for healthy food on a budget when living in the North End, not to mention without a car. We’re also big fans of buying organic when we can, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables. It’s shocking to find out how many chemicals, pesticides, and hormones are added to the foods we eat every day, and the scary thing is it can be hard to tell. Of course not everyone has the money and time to buy organic 100% of the time, but it’s important to at least be aware of these “Dirty Dozen” fruits and veggies you should always buy organic.
Anyway, we decided to give Boston Organics a go, and ordered the $29 2/3 Vegetable box (the smallest box offered on the site), which changes week by week. The wonderful thing about Boston Organics is you can customize your box to your personal needs, including adding more vegetables (or fruit), selecting foods you never want to receive in your “no” list, and requests of some of your personal favorites. Since we’re looking to experiment more in the kitchen, there were only a few things we added to our “no” list and we made sure to mention we love fresh, leafy greens and apples each week!
We were thrilled with what we found in our first box:
- 1.5 lbs bananas
- 2 Bartlett pears
- 1 lb empire apples
- 2 kiwis
- 1 lb carrots
- 1 lb onions
- 1 bunch chard
- 2 lbs potatoes
- 1 plump tomato
- 1 tb turnips
- 1 box white mushrooms
- 1 head romaine lettuce
All of that fabulous, organic stuff for just $29.99, delivered right to our front door! While I love Whole Foods just as much as the rest of you, you definitely can’t beat that service, especially for the price.
When we saw that our box contained onions, potatoes, turnips, carrots and chard we knew right away we wanted to make some homemade vegetable soup this week! Hey, nothing beats a cold quite like homemade soup. We’ve got a big pot on the menu for tomorrow, so I’ll be sure to post the recipe and let you all know how it turns out.